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'''Max Theodor Felix von Laue''' (9 October 1879 – 24 April 1960) was a German people|German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1914 for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. In addition to his scientific endeavors with contributions in optics, crystallography, Quantum mechanics|quantum theory, superconductivity, and the theory of relativity, he had a number of administrative positions which advanced and guided Science and technology in Germany|German scientific research and development during four decades. A strong objector to Nazism|National Socialism, he was instrumental in re-establishing and organizing German science after World War II.
Birth nameMax Theodor Felix Laue
Birth date{{Birth date|1879|10|9|df=y}}
Birth placeKoblenz|Pfaffendorf, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Death date{{death date and age|1960|4|24|1879|10|9|df=y}}
Death placeWest Berlin
WorkplacesUniversity of Zürich
Goethe University Frankfurt|University of Frankfurt
University of Berlin
Max Planck Institute
Alma materUniversity of Strasbourg
University of Göttingen
University of Munich
University of Berlin
Doctoral advisorMax Planck
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